I'll Drink to That!

Orc-Slaying Ditty, The

1. The Orc-Slaying Ditty

This song is based on a verse from my fic Flawed and Fair, in which the guards of Gondolin get plastered and remember the old days, when they actually got to go out and kill things. And then they sing. To quote myself:

Ecthelion [...] had never understood why drunken singing had to be so very bad. [...] Most of the favoured songs either had a hideous nonsensical refrain, or mentioned dead orcs. Or, in some truly unredeemable cases, both.


The Orc-Slaying Ditty
(As sung by the Gondolindrim)

Our arrows are flying,
Our swords brightly glowing.
The Orcs are all dying!
Their black blood is flowing!
O! Tril-lil-lil-leelly,
Their blood's flowing freely!
Ha! Ha!

The orcs are all dropping!
Once their blood starts gushing,
Orc limbs need some chopping,
Orc heads need some crushing!
O! Tril-lil-lil-lelly,
Their brains turn to jelly!
Ha! Ha!

Oh, we love patrolling!
Oh, truly 'tis thrilling,
When orc heads are rolling!
No joy like orc-killing!
O! Tril-lil-lil-lolly,
To slay orcs is jolly!
Ha! Ha!

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: Tehta

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/22/04

Original Post: 03/01/04

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